Hong Kong’s introduction of a controversial Bill that would make disrespecting the Chinese national anthem a crime has heightened fears about freedom of expression in the territory. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s special economic and trade representative to the European Union, Shirley Lam, has insisted concerns that China is encroaching on the forme(...)

The Iseq index of Irish shares edged 0.5%  higher to 5,680.57, with cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa standing out as the main gainer as it pushed 6.3%  ahead to €24.58

European shares advanced on Tuesday on mounting speculation that the US and China will be able to reach a trade deal which would ease worries over the(...)

Wall Street bounced back on unexpectedly strong US job numbers. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks made gains on Friday, as investors were buoyed by good news on the US economy, interest rates and trade tensions. Equity markets put T(...)

Apple’s first sales warning in over a decade sent European shares sliding, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply. Photograph: Getty Images

A revenue warning from Apple rocked equity markets around the globe yesterday as concerns over a damaging China-US trade battle and its impact on worl(...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

US midterm elections have delivered a divided Congress. (Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

The dollar eased and Treasuries rose early on Wednesday, as the US midterm elections delivered a divided Congress that many investors believe quashes(...)

Apple’s shares tumbled nearly 7 per cent, taking its market value below $1 trillion. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Concerns that a trade deal between the United States and China may not be imminent reined-in a rally in world equity markets and reversed gains on Wal(...)

Traders work on the floor of  the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Facebook gained 3.7 per cent. Photograph: Bryan R. Smith/AFP

European shares rallied on Wednesday as a tumultuous October drew to a close and strong results from L’Oréal, Sanofi, and banks Standard Chartered and(...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh in 2017.

The chief executives of HSBC, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse have pulled out of a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia next week, the latest (...)

The Dublin office market is one of the few areas that stands to benefit due to Brexit relocation activity from London, according to the Knight Frank report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin has attracted 25 per cent of all Brexit-related company moves so far, pitching it ahead of close competitors Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. H(...)

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